The Federal Land of Berlin is the sole owner of Investitionsbank Berlin. Since 1 September 2004, IBB has been acting independently in the legal outfit of a public-law institution. The basis for this is the IBB Law. Prior to this, IBB was an economically and organisationally independent, but legally dependent division of LBB. As a competition-neutral subsidy bank, it fully retains public-sector responsibility as a liability instrument. This fact and the refinancing guarantee by the Federal Land of Berlin (article II section 4 of the IBB Law) are important preconditions for IBB to fulfil its task as a business development institute.
0n 28 July 2014, Fitch Ratings awarded Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB) the highest-possible credit rating of "AAA" (triple A) and "F1" for short-term liabilities. This marks the successful end of a rating process which IBB underwent for the first time ever. These ratings were confirmed on 2nd October 2019 without changes. On 30 August 2019, an updated Full Rating Report was published.
For IBB, this very good rating is confirmation of its ongoing, successful business development since it became independent in 2004. IBB works according to strict commercial principles and records each year an economic result that permits it to finance business development on its own and to support the Federal State of Berlin in the financing of public tasks.
|Long-term rating||AAA stable|
|Short-term rating||F1+ stable|
Any case of insolvency of Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB) is barred by law because IBB is according to IBB Law (IBBG) Section 17 para. 1 supervised by the State of Berlin and thus according to Section 1 of the non-insolvency-law for assets of public legal bodies of the State of Berlin (JurPersInsUfG BE) an institution under public law for which an insolvency resolution is not possible. Additionally, according to IBB Law Section 4 the State of Berlin ensures the institutional liability of IBB (Anstaltslast) and guarantees for all liabilities of IBB (Refinanzierungsgarantie).
Since 3 January 2018, Directive 2014/65/EU (MiFID II), Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 and the provisions of the Second Financial Markets Reform Act (2. FiMaNoG) and its impact on the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) must be applied for the reform of financial markets.
The enclosed customer information contains details of the most important requirements that result under the implementation of MiFID II in Germany.
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As of 31st December 2018, Investitionsbank Berlin recorded a balance-sheet sum of EUR 17.7 bn. In risk terms, IBB exhibits a total capital ratio of 18.5%, a core capital ratio of 18.1% and a leverage ratio of 5.7%. With a staff of 630 employees, IBB supports and promotes founders, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as housing in Berlin.
Within the scope of treasury management, Investitionsbank Berlin acts according to the requirements of "EU Understanding II" as a trading partner on money and capital markets. IBB obtains the funds necessary for refinancing from the money and capital markets in as far as such funds are not made available from public budgets. IBB is entitled to issue municipal and other bonds. Subject to the German Banking Law, it can take up profit participation capital and subordinated liable capital on the capital markets.
Information on record-keeping and storage obligation
In accordance with the legal requirement of Section 83 WpHG, IBB records all telephone conversation and any electronic communication with personnel in the treasury department who are authorized to make investment decisions or trade executions (plus assistant to the treasury department) and stores them for at least five years.
Head of Treasury
Telephone: 030 / 2125-2200
Head of Money and Capital Markets
Telephone: 030 / 2125-2200